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Happy New Year everyone! To help welcome in 2011, here's our list of top movies of 2010:

10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 1
9. Secretariat
8. Unstoppable
7. True Grit
6. Easy A

5. Red
4. The Kids Are All Right - I haven't seen it yet but Katie really liked it.
3. Despicable Me
2. The Town
1. Toy Story 3

I'd also like to give special mention to a couple films.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo gets props because it rocked but technically was released in 2008 and didn't see wide release in the U.S. until 2010.

The other is Date Night because we were surprised by how much we enjoyed it. We didn't even want to see it and we laughed throughout.

Overall, though, I was shocked with how relatively few movies we saw. And there were very few indie flicks compared to previous years. I hope box office offerings improve next year.

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Marty Mankins

Boy, I slacked in 2010 with movies. On your list above, I've only seen 2: Toy Story 3 and The Kids Are All Right (actually saw that last one at Sundance last January). I own Despicable Me and plan to watch it soon. I did see Date Night and it was funnier than what I was expecting. I give credit to Tina Fey for a good amount of that, even though Steve Carell is funny enough.

kapgar


I give credit to Fey and the director for tempering Carrell's typical over-the-top acting. It usually turns me off of his live action films. 

vahid

Happy New Year, Kevin!

kapgar


Happy new year to you too. 

Kevin Spencer

Secretariat didn't immediately look like my cup of tea from the previews, worth seeing then? Maybe when it's available to stream on Netflix

kapgar


It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but we tend to like slightly sappy, feel-good sorts films. 

Sybil Law

Happy 2011!
I've only seen one of those movies - Toy Story 3. It was excellent, though!

kapgar


Only one? Time to load up the Netflix queue. 

Odie

I haven't actually seen any of them. (I usually have to wait until they are on one of the movie channels we get.) Can't say that I really want to see 'True Grit', as the original is my favorite all-time movie. 'Red' and 'Harry Potter' are definitely on my list of must-see movies, though.

kapgar


I've never seen the original True Grit. But my dad, who's a Duke junkie enjoyed the new one. 

kilax

I have only seen one on your list - Red. We really liked it. I was also surprised by Date Night. I think I just liked that Mark Wahlberg was in it. Oh, we also liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The Girl Who Played with Fire was not as good but we still liked it.

Do you think you will see Tron?

kapgar


We were the same way about Fire vs. Tattoo. The latter was a bit of a letdown compared to source novel. Katie liked Wahlberg too. We will see TRON I'm sure. Just haven't yet. A friend said it MUST be seen in IMAX 3D. No excuses. 

The Bombshell

I really need to see Toy Story 3 but I'm afraid to cry myself TO DEATH if I do it while pregnant.

kapgar


If you don't cry, you're not human. ;-)

Marie

2010 sucked with the movie selection my friend. I still need to see a number of the movies you listed which are on my To View List still (e.g. True Grit, Toy Story 3 and Despicable Me).

In any case, Happy 2011!

kapgar


It's weird just how bad a cinematic year it was, right? Happy New Year to you too!

Tammy

I can't wait to see True Grit, I love me some Jeff Bridges!

bdub

What?!? No TRON?

I admit, I have only seen one of those movies. Yes, unfortunately only Toy Story 3, but it was good and I was in the presence of an 8 and 4 year old. Therefore I get a pass....

kapgar


I really did enjoy it and it makes me want to go back and not just see the original but read the source novel as well. 

kapgar


Toy Story 3 is as much for adults as for kids. So no judgment from me. As for TRON, we didn't see it until the other night, after our top 10 were chosen and posted.  

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